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Jilbert Owner Dean’s Foods Files for Bankruptcy

The company that provides much of the milk and other dairy products for Copper Country residents has filed for bankruptcy protection. Dean Foods is the largest dairy distributor in the United States. Dean bought U.P.-based Jilbert’s Dairy in 2006. In our area, it also distributes products under its own name, …

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Lawmakers Vacate Capitol with Budget Unresolved

Michigan lawmakers will head to deer camp, leaving the victims of their budget manipulations to wait until probably at least December for relief. The State House scrapped a session scheduled for today that could have afforded a last-minute vote to resolve the budget crisis. The impasse began six weeks ago, …

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Quiet Meetings for CLK, LL-H School Boards

Two local school districts reported quiet board of education meetings this week. The CLK board noted that Calumet High School did well in a recent Newsweek Magazine ranking of STEM programs in high schools across the nation, placing in the top 13 percent. The board accepted the retirement notice of …

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Blood Donors Urgently Needed

The UP Regional Blood Center has issued an urgent call for several blood types. If you have A-positive, A-negative, B-positive or O-negative, you are encouraged to donate as quickly as possible. Donations can be made at the local Blood Center office at the Quincy Center in Hancock. UPHS Regional Blood …

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